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Media Kit - Isaac Thorne

Isaac R. Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life, developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises. He considers himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one giant experiment. He is the author of short tales of dark comic horror, two audio plays, and one screenplay.

Isaac grew up in rural Tennessee, where he attended high school and some college. From an early age, he became fascinated by scary folklore, such as the types of tales that are often told around campfires. He also developed a love of scary audio or radio stories, which he borrowed on vinyl from the local library.

Although he has been writing since he could form letters with crayons, Isaac has always considered himself a private man, publishing none of his horror work until January 2013, when he released the digital short story “Nobody Was Here”.


Isaac’s Books

You can find Isaac’s books on Amazon.com, as well as most other e-book retail outlets. He likes to write shorter works–stuff you can read in one sitting. He might produce a longer novel one day. It’s certainly not out of the question, although writing a novel is neither a goal nor a dream for Isaac. He does enjoy reading them, though.

More books are always in the works.



Funny horrific ideas occur to me on a regular basis. Writing them down seemed like a simple way to prevent them from eating me inside out.
Isaac Thorne

Some Q & A With Isaac

Many of the questions and answers below are from Isaac’s Smashwords interview. The interview in its entirety can be found at smashwords.com.

If you’re so nice, why write this kind of stuff?

Because the stories are funny, gross, and horrific, all of which appeals to my–shall we say–underdeveloped maturity. Rest assured that even though my work might not fit the sensibilities of some readers, I truly mean no harm nor offense. Frankly, if you don’t want to be horrified you should not be downloading horror stories. Perhaps you would be happier with another genre.

When did you first start writing?

First Grade. My first story was about overalls and why everyone should wear them.

What motivated you?

Funny horrific ideas occur to me on a regular basis. Writing them down seemed like a simple way to prevent them from eating me inside out. Putting them out there for other people to read seemed like a simple way to keep the neighborhood kids off my lawn.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

I grew up in the rural American South. It might occasionally influence my colloquial word choices. Other than that, I don’t really think it does influence my writing. I write short tales of dark comic horror. Is there any place in this world that it doesn’t exist? Aren’t we all just residents of Planet Internet now anyway?

What is your writing process?

I’m more of a seat-of-the-pants type of writer. You might find a few paragraphs of idea lying around, but you’ll rarely find me with a completely functional outline for a piece. I form an ultimate critical scene in my head, then I write narrative to explain how everything culminated in that scene. After a first draft of that process, I go back and rewrite and fill in the gaps, add some logic and realism, and generally polish things.

I’m…a seat-of-the-pants type of writer. I form an ultimate critical scene in my head, then I write narrative to explain how everything culminated in that scene.
Isaac Thorne

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

The need to urinate. Well, that and the fact that I need to earn a living.

Who are your favorite authors?

I expect that very few authors in my genre could answer this question without citing Stephen King. I will admit that the work of his early career was most influential on me. That said, I also like Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Thomas Harris, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, and many, many, many more you’ve probably never heard of.


Contacting Isaac

You can always try to contact Isaac by using the form on the Contact page. Here are a few other methods of contacting Isaac if you just don’t feel like clicking that Contact page link:

If that doesn’t work, feel free to try the social media links at the top of just about every page on this site. Isaac is most active on Twitter.


Isaac’s Awards

In 2016, Isaac adapted “Diggum”, one of his short stories, to screenplay format. That screenplay has won awards from all of the following:

In addition, the screenplay has been recognized by all of the following:

Diggum Screenplay Awards


Isaac In Other Media

NewspapersOther media have featured Isaac Thorne as a guest, as a contributor, or a shout-out. On this page, you’ll find links to some of that work and those folks. Isaac highly recommends visiting these sites even if you’re not interested in his own contributions. They are works of art, horror and otherwise.

Isaac himself is available for podcast, radio, web, or print interviews. Simply reach out to him by using the form on the Contact page, or through Twitter.

Alan Welker’s The 13th Story Podcast

Beyond The Void Horror Podcast

Bleeding Critic

Blood on the Rocks

Carmen Theater Group and Liane Moonraven

The CoGPod

Crashpalace Productions

Don’t Go Down That Road

Douglas Geller’s The Dreamer

The Fear Merchant

The Horrorcist

Immunity Zero

Lili’s Lair

The Monster Guys

Music City Horror

My Little Rascal Production Company

  • My Little Rascal Productions on Twitter.
  • My Little Rascal Productions on Facebook.
  • My Little Rascal’s Adaptation of Isaac’s BECAUSE REASONS on IMDB.
  • My Little Rascal’s Adaptation of Isaac’s BECAUSE REASONS on YouTube.

Pamela Morris

The Rob and Slim Show

Ron Show and The Ron Shaw Show

SCRM Radio

Set Sytes

Tennessee Horror News

IMDB


Testimonials From Readers

“Read Diggum, it makes cemeteries even creepier.” (Amazon review of Diggum) Advertisements Related

Stephen Diggum

“If you want to read a story that gives you the chills, don’t hesitate to read it.” (Amazon review of Diggum) Advertisements Related

Vicky Diggum

“One thing is certain- Isaac Thorne kicks you in the teeth with this one. I would love to read a solid horror novel by this author.” (Amazon review of Nobody Was Here) Advertisements Related

ScareScapes Nobody Was Here

“This story made my day. As horror fan, I love to read quick stories with a good point. This is our reality, when we have shitty day, another shit is on our way.” (Goodreads review of Nobody Was Here) Advertisements Related

Kristina

“Oh God, this story freaked me out and this is why I am so reticent about Facebook.” (Amazon review of Dislike) Advertisements Related

Clare Dislike

“Author Thorne has a nice writing style that ‘shows’ rather than ‘tells’ and you’ll feel and see every bump under granny’s wheels as her car careens over curbs, sidewalks and through crosswalks.” (Amazon review of Decision Paralysis) Advertisements Related

Joanie Decision Paralysis

“You’d be hard-pressed to find that much entertainment for a dollar anywhere else.” (Goodreads review of Diggum) Advertisements Related

Danger

“This is a horror story for the Facebook generation.” (Amazon review of Dislike) Advertisements Related

Dan Dislike

“Horror and humor go so very well together and Thorne nails that.” (Amazon review of Road Kills) Advertisements Related

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“Wow!!! This story is awesome. You don’t encounter many horror tales where the killer is female.” (Goodreads review of Because Reasons) Advertisements Related

Leslie Because Reasons

“I loved the ending. I would have never thought of ending it like that.” (Amazon review of Nobody Was Here) Advertisements Related

Donna Nobody Was Here

“This one is fast, twisted, and keeps you involved, wondering what the next paragraph has in store.” (Amazon review of Hoppers) Advertisements Related

Thomas Hoppers

“This was a very interesting and engrossing tale driven on the comic, yet horrific mental gymnastics pushing granny’s actions.” (Amazon review of Decision Paralysis) Advertisements Related

Kerry Decision Paralysis

“…possibly my favourite from [Road Kills] is the Stephen Kingesque ‘Nobody Was Here’… when disgust and fear turns into disgust and power!!” (Amazon.com review of Road Kills) Advertisements Related

Helen Road Kills

“The last scene is terrifying, and the final images and words will probably be playing over in my mind for days.” (Review of Diggum on Goodreads) Advertisements Related

Jennifer Diggum

“Even with the dark storyline there was quite a bit of humor. I loved it.” (Amazon review of Dislike) Advertisements Related

Donna Dislike

“I will definitely be suggesting this author to all my friends.” (Amazon review of Bedside Manner) Advertisements Related

SteelerFan Bedside Manner

“This talented author not only writes well, but offers crafty metaphoric tales of fright and violence that are surely born of the jaded and frazzled psychology of American current events of the last few decades.” (Amazon review of Road Kills) Advertisements Related

Red Road Kills

“Thorne spoke through his characters in this creepy, weird journey down all the darkest highways and blackest psyches, braiding tropes with nightmares and adding a layer of spine-shivering WTF. Highly recommended.” (Amazon.com review of Road Kills) Advertisements Related

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